Amid swirling revelations surrounding his eldest son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and cascading reports of infighting in the White House, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to set the record straight.
"The W.H. is functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things," Trump said on Twitter, adding, "I have very little time for watching T.V."
Several reports have painted overlapping portraits of a president fuming over the latest news coverage, spending considerable time watching cable news programs. White House aides have been blaming each other in anonymous comments to reporters as yet another leak plagues the administration from focusing on its agenda.
One adviser to the president told POLITICO’s Tara Palmeri and Josh Dawsey that many in the White House were completely blindsided by the New York Times’ latest revelations.
"None of them knew anything about Donald Trump Jr.’s meetings," the adviser said.
Next on President Trump’s agenda is a trip to France for Bastille Day, where he will hold bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, one of his biggest critics.